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Mrs Pollington

National Empathy Day : 9th June 2020

Jun 9, 2020

Empathy is a very powerful tool as it can help us to understand another person and feel their emotions. It brings about understanding, sympathy, collaboration, a sense of belonging. How can we help children developing the power of empathy? Reading is an effective way to develop empathy in children.

Have a look at the Primary Age Guide from the EMPATHYLAB : https://irp-cdn.multiscreensite.com/b2f3fbc2/files/uploaded/EMPATHYLAB%20primary%20GUIDE%20Landscape%20AW.pdf

These are some of books I really like to use:

 

Why not celebrate Empathy Day in the company of amazing children’s authors ? Join them using the link below:

https://www.empathylab.uk/newpage0198f816

For other ideas on ways to develop empathy : 

How can you help children experience the 2 metre rule?

Jun 4, 2020


Social distancing is something we all have to put into practice. How can you support someone to visualise, experience and understand the 2 metre rule?

Have a look at the suggestions in the photo and see what social distancing looks and feelS like.

 

Another way to initiate a conversation around social distancing is to use the concept of caring as a super power.

The author Nicole Rim has written a beautiful book on the power of caring. If you are able to print a copy it can turn into a colouring, relaxing activity that might help to spark a conversation around social distancing and thoughts/worries that children might have.

http://www.nicolerim.com/kidswhocared.html

 

Exploring feelings and thoughts around going back to school

Jun 4, 2020

Schools in England will be staging a phased return for pupils in yr6,yr1 and Reception from June the 2nd.

This can trigger mixed responses in children as well as adults.

How can we support family members in exploring ways to introduce and support this change?